Although the Easter Vigil Mass usually comes with a lot of pomp and excitement among Catholics as celebrate the risen king, this year’s mass was filled with grief as many churchgoers were still shocked by the death of their shepherd.
Dr. Cyprian Kizito Lwanga, the now fallen Archbishop of Kampala Archdiocese was the pioneer Bishop of Kasana-Luweero Diocese that was established on November 30, 1996. He was elevated to Archbishop in 2006.
Lwanga has always been distinct among his peers who always preferred to stay quiet on critical issues affecting the nation or when they speak, choose to speak vaguely. Be it condemning recent kidnaps, tortures, corruption or responding to his critics, Lwanga never threw away opportunity to speak when leading Eucharistic celebrations.
The death announcement comes just hours after the Archbishop Dr Cyprian Kizito Lwanga, who doubled as the Chairperson of the Uganda Joint Christian Council (UJCC) preached a message of hope for Uganda after jointly leading the Ecumenical Public Way of the Cross with his Anglican counterpart Dr Stephen Kaziimba at Namirembe on Friday.
Miriam Kagaiga Mugisha, the Lwengo Deputy Resident District Commissioner, who chaired the meeting, says the decision is meant to enforce the guidelines by the Health Ministry against the spread of the Coronavirus Disease-Covid19.